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Melvin Van Peebles' 'Baadasssss' Legacy

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Melvin Van Peebles' 'Baadasssss' Legacy

Melvin Van Peebles' 'Baadasssss' Legacy

Melvin Van Peebles' 'Baadasssss' Legacy

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates talks with pioneering black filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles about his career. In the new biopic film Baadasssss!, the filmmaker's son Mario Van Peebles plays his father as a young independent director fighting the Hollywood establishment in the early 1970s to make a political film about race relations in America.

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